Dorchester blog posts

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Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/6/14 - 4:23 pm
Sun, 04/06/2014 - 19:26Boston Police report arresting two teens around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday on charges they robbed two women on Dorchester Avenue and shot at a man who tried chasing them afterwards.Free tagging: GunsFields CornerNeighborhoods:...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/4/14 - 9:40 pm
Fri, 04/04/2014 - 21:00Transit Police are investigating an incident at the Ashmont Red Line station that included both gunfire and a person stabbed to the chest around 9 p.m. Brian D'Amico Brian D'Amico reports. Police initially responded to Ashmont on...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/4/14 - 3:53 pm
Fri, 04/04/2014 - 15:30Around 3:30 p.m. Suspects fled on Ditson and Josephine. Free tagging: GunsNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
My Dorchester , 4/3/14 - 1:20 pm
Date:  Tue, 04/08/2014 - 9:30am On Tuesday April 8, MIRA Coalition will host their 18th Annual Immigrants Day at the State House. This...
My Dorchester , 4/3/14 - 12:29 pm
Date:  Sun, 04/06/2014 - 2:00am On Sunday, April 6 the Irish International Immigrant Center (IIIC) and Montserrat Aspirers will host...
My Dorchester , 4/3/14 - 10:40 am
Date:  Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:30am April is National Poetry Month. The Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library will host Books...
My Dorchester , 4/3/14 - 10:17 am
Date:  Fri, 04/04/2014 - 6:30am Join former Massachusetts Governor Dukakis and Doug Most for a conversation about  Boston's...
My Dorchester , 4/3/14 - 9:38 am
The All Dorchester Sports League has extended baseball and softball registration. All interested players must have turned 7 by January 1, 2014 or be 5 years old by May 1, 2014.  Ages/Prices for Baseball (5-7) T-Ball Program $45 (8-10) Wood Bat...
My Dorchester , 4/3/14 - 8:45 am
Date:  Thu, 04/03/2014 - 4:30am On Thursday, April 3 from 4:30-6:30 pm The City School will host a participatory budgeting session....
Candelaria Silva , 4/3/14 - 12:41 am
My Aunt Fannie once told me that the argument that led to her divorce from her first husband started about a glass of water  Thinking about this, recently, I found myself wondering if they realized when they started talking that day that they were having...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 4/2/14 - 6:00 pm
US court removes limits on overall campaign donations (via AFP) The US Supreme Court on Wednesday removed the overall limit on contributions a donor can make to political candidates, a move that could open the floodgates to campaign funding by rich...
My Dorchester , 4/2/14 - 10:57 am
Date:  Sat, 04/26/2014 - 9:00am DATE CHANGE: Now Sunday, April 27 due to rain Join the Dorchester Bike Festival on Saturday April...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/1/14 - 10:25 pm
The Dorchester Reporter provides the results for the special election to replace Carlos Henriquez in the 5th Suffolk district. Evandro Carvalho will have to defend his seat in the fall elections.
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 4/1/14 - 8:50 pm
So umm yeah, when I was young Dot Rat I was troublemaker. I know, you’re all sitting there like “aaahaaa I knew it”….to which I say GFY…..the majority of us were troublemakers in one form or another. Some of the funniest and...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/1/14 - 7:52 pm
A concerned citizen reports: Wild Turkey dodging traffic and dogs on Savin Hill Ave for 2nd straight day. Someone is going to crash trying to avoid it. Ed. note: At least it's not attacking people.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/1/14 - 1:45 pm
Police say it wasn't the fact that a doorman at Cafe 1221 on Dorchester Avenue had an apparently drunken, angry patron restrained on the sidewalk that bothered them. It was, they say, the blood pouring out of several gashes on his face and head, which...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/30/14 - 4:08 pm
Hamilton Hardware on Bowdoin Street is going out of business, two years after it celebrated its 90th anniversary. H/t Bill.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/30/14 - 12:56 pm
William Holbrook asks: Can anyone recommend a good locksmith? Ideally near Dorchester. Topics: Home 'n' hearthNeighborhoods: Dorchester
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/28/14 - 6:00 pm
Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:05Shortly after 5 p.m. at Quincy and Clarkson streets, per Alert New England and Mike Moura. Free tagging: GunsQuincy StreetNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/28/14 - 4:42 pm
Fri, 03/28/2014 - 16:15Around 4:15 p.m. at Merrill and Fenelon streets. Nobody seems to have been hit. Free tagging: GunsNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/27/14 - 3:41 pm
For some reason, the Daily Mail posts photos of what it says is a haunted old Masonic hall on Columbia Road. Sinister images of the Massachusetts building show a lone chair in an abandoned hallway where the owner of the site has said he has seen a '...
Candelaria Silva , 3/27/14 - 12:24 am
My blog posts are inspired by snippets of conversations that I’ve had or overheard, close encounters of all kinds, observations of the same or similar things in quick succession, or ideas that have been simmering on a slow, back burner in my brain...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/26/14 - 11:31 pm
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today acquitted John Graham, 19, of Lynn on a charge of first-degree murder for the death of Ciaran Conneely following the annual Irish festival in Adams Corner on Oct. 10, 2011, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 3/26/14 - 11:00 pm
On March 20th 1927, a young Boston Fire Lieutenant serving with Engine 9 in East Boston responded to Box 6184 for a fire aboard a steamer ship tied to the docks along the Chelsea River. The Lieutenant from South Boston had seen this all before, since the...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/26/14 - 12:25 am
A fire broke out shortly after midnight on the third floor of 263 Talbot Ave. in Dorchester. The Red Cross reports seven people were displaced. Wed, 03/26/2014 - 00:21
Lower Dot , 3/25/14 - 8:49 pm
It has been a few months since our last blog post (this winter has been a slow one for Dorchester)... A few months ago, the Dorchester Reporter told us that Ledge was closing and being replaced by a new restaurant called "ester" (think Dorchester, minus...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/24/14 - 3:27 pm
Mon, 03/24/2014 - 15:15Around 3:15 p.m. on Harlow Street. Two black men, dressed all in black, showed a gun and took the victim's black, 2012 Corolla with New York plates of GAH-7168 Free tagging: GunsNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/24/14 - 2:41 pm
Tina Chery of Louis D. Brown Peace Institute: Parents have to do their part. City officials today announced a gun buyback plan that will trade a $200 Visa gift card for every gun turned into Boston police stations as part of an effort to curb youth...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/22/14 - 11:05 pm
Chris Lovett moderates a forum on Sunday between the five candidates running in the 5th Suffolk district to replace Carlos Henriquez. The forum starts at 4 p.m. at First Parish Church in Dorchester, 10 Parish St.
Candelaria Silva , 3/22/14 - 4:41 pm
Recently, I’ve had conversations with and about four youngish adults (all in their early thirties) and one fortyish adult who are not working. They are male and female.  All grew up in stable, solidly middle-class homes.  Some were reared by two...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/21/14 - 4:39 pm
The Richard family of Dorchester has posted an update, including word on Jane:
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 3/21/14 - 4:20 pm
Check out this cool perspective on Marty Walsh and his mighty crew. So proud of these folks!
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/20/14 - 11:23 am
The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld Trevon Mason's conviction for resisting arrest in an armed-holdup investigation in 2008 - roughly four months before he was arrested for fatally shooting a man in the lobby of a Stanwood Street apartment...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 3/17/14 - 2:08 pm
I’m driving through South Boston yesterday morning, weaving my way through the side streets trying to avoid the masses that were converging on the parade route. For the first time in my life I was invited to the St. Patrick’s day breakfast....
Candelaria Silva , 3/17/14 - 12:34 am
A regular paycheck will motivate you to stay in a place that is horrible, oppressive, boring, snarky, ineffective, and soul-crushing.  A regular paycheck and benefits will cement you in place even if it elevates your blood pressure and has other negative...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 3/15/14 - 10:06 am
I think it was about 2 years back while trying to put together a dryer vent that found an appreciation for the folks in the sheet metal trade. After picking my hand up off the floor, I realized fairly quick that it was not something anyone could do. My...
Candelaria Silva , 3/13/14 - 12:36 am
Awards are given to recognize work above and beyond the call of duty, beyond the usual. Right? The Encarta Dictionary: English (North America) has as the first definition: 1. Something given for achievement – something such as a prize that is given in...
Candelaria Silva , 3/6/14 - 12:10 am
The brown sock had been missing for weeks, long past the point where it should have been consigned to the pile of mate-less socks pressed into new service as polishing mitts.  Yet it was a favorite whose color matched a pair of slacks, who fit up over my...
Dorchester Environmental Health Coalition , 1/14/14 - 10:53 am
Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI), in collaboration with residents and a broad range of community-based partners, is seeking to commission a professional artist, artisan, architect, landscape architect, or teams thereof to create artwork for...
Good and Plenty , 11/8/13 - 11:36 pm
You asked for love to be delivered into your life.  You prayed.  You implored. You wished.  You made lists. You bemoaned the slowness with which your request is being answered.  The problem was/is…but before we get into that. ...
Good and Plenty , 11/3/13 - 8:19 pm
Was it really that bad?  They question you.  You question yourself. If you survived it, could it have really been that bad after all?  After all:  it is all over, you’re here.  Still.  You’re walking upright.  You’re...
Good and Plenty , 10/27/13 - 11:41 pm
Do you miss me? Do you even notice that I’m not there? Does my absence register?   I think not.   Does what I might bring were I there matter to you?   No it doesn’t. I  think you’ve gotten so used to only seeing variations on...
Good and Plenty , 10/21/13 - 10:22 am
(A slightly different version of this was posted a couple year's back but it bears repeating with a few edits.)Each season has its reasons but I love Fall most of all.Fall is when I first came to New England (Boston to be specific) to go to college as a...
Good and Plenty , 10/17/13 - 9:07 am
People of a certain age may remember the lyrics to the Patty Duke Show which aired from September 1963 to May 1966.  (If you’re not of a certain age, you know how to find it.)   It featured identical cousins with vastly different...
Good and Plenty , 10/13/13 - 11:00 am
If not now, when? If not me, who?* Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.** So if you haven’t won “it” yet then you have to keep going until you do. You also have to define success for yourself. You have to notice the mini-wins along the way...
Dorchester Environmental Health Coalition , 10/8/13 - 5:20 am
 100 trees will be given away on Saturday, October 26, to Boston residents, non-profits and community groups.  Trees must be planted in the City of Boston.   Tree limits: 1 tree per residence 3 trees per non-profit, community group, neighborhood...
Good and Plenty , 10/6/13 - 9:50 pm
 “I know you got soul, if you didn’t you wouldn’t be in here.”  These lyrics by Bobby Byrd featuring James Brown pop into my mind immediately when I walk into Slade’s. Every year, in the afternoon after I’ve walked or worked (as I did this year...
Good and Plenty , 10/1/13 - 9:15 am
Like countless other people, so-called adults, Reverend Eugene Rivers tells people to do things he doesn’t do.  He talks sh** but doesn’t do all of the sh** he talks about.  He talks a lot and has often been quoted in the press, especially in...
State Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry , 9/20/13 - 9:08 am
Thank you for your support and commitment during our campaign. On June 13, I was sworn-in as State Senator for the 1st Suffolk District. Our victory was the result of hard work from countless volunteers and supporters, like yourself, who devoted time and...
Good and Plenty , 9/15/13 - 9:24 pm
On Tuesday, Friday and Saturday I stepped outside of my comfort zone with great results.  Just thought I’d share. I’ll share the most personal first.  On Friday night I presented two of my short stories at Write on the Dot reading series at...